In Loving Memory of Joseph S. Paradise
Joseph S. ParadiseMoosic, PA April 18, 1941 ~ April 14, 2018 Date of Service: April 18, 2018
Joseph S. Paradise, 76, of Moosic, died Saturday afternoon at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He and his wife, the former Irene K. Symuleski, had celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on May 5, 2017.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph T. and Mary “Mamie” Czyzyk Paradise. He was a graduate of South Catholic High School class of 1959 and had served honorably in the United States Army as well as its band. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish in Scranton. An accomplished musician, Joe played in the Polka Tones Band for more than 25 years. He served as an officer for both the South Scranton Little League and the Scranton Industrial Golf League for many years. Before retirement, he owned and operated both Trac Enterprises in Dickson City and Auntie Anne’s at the Viewmont Mall. His enjoyments included hunting, fishing and golfing with his family. He will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, papa and great-grandpa and will be missed by his family more than words can express.
Also surviving are two sons, Joseph A. Paradise and his wife, Joanne, Scranton; and Mark J. Paradise Sr. and his wife, Lisa, Moscow; five grandchildren, Joseph J. Paradise and his wife, Kaitlyn, Spring Brook Twp.; Heather Paradise and her fiancé, Corey, Jessup; Alexandra Paradise and her fiancé, Rob, Boston; Matthew Paradise, Old Forge; and Mark J. Paradise Jr. and significant other, Vicky, Factoryville; a great-grandson, Joseph A. Paradise, Spring Brook Twp.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 East Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, by the Rev. Francis L. Pauselli. Interment will follow in Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House of Scranton, 332 Wheeler Ave., Scranton 18510.